Tub or Shower: Benefits and Drawbacks of Each
A shower can be installed above a bathtub, making this an easy decision for many homeowners. Sometimes, they will decide not to put a tub in the bathroom, though. What is best for your situation? First, is there room for a tub? Will it be utilized for soaking, or for washing kids and pets? If not, a tub might not be necessary for your bathroom.
Some people will never use a bathtub, so a shower is the obvious choice. They take up much less space (and use less water) than a tub. Also, they can be built as a walk-in shower with a sloped floor to the drain. Being easier to access than a bathtub, they are great for people who use wheelchairs.
There are benefits to both tubs and showers, and there are drawbacks to each, as well. When choosing between a bathtub and a shower, simply determine which best fits your needs. Also, consider what will be best if you decide to sell the home.